The construction of a maglev line from
With a total investment of 22 billion yuan ($3.22 billion), this 199.4 kilometer-long line is the only maglev train program among the national medium and long-term plans.
While the low-speed maglev train runs at only 100 kilometers an hour, trains on the Shanghai-Hangzhou line will reach speeds of up to 430 kilometers an hour.
Sun Zhang, a professor with the College of Traffic and Transportation Engineering at
After it is built, the Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line will link Shanghai South Railway Station,
In 2006, the Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line proposal was approved by the State Council. The total construction budget of the 175-kilometer line was estimated at about 35 billion yuan. The section within
Currently, the only maglev line in operation nationwide is the 31 kilometer-long maglev train from
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